It’s Monday – What are you Reading?

There is a popular thread among book bloggers with the hashtag #IMWAYR. I don't typically manage to post to this thread, but I just picked my older daughter up from 3 weeks of sleep-away camp yesterday and it seemed appropriate to cover what she has been focused on. So I welcome you to J's edition … Continue reading It’s Monday – What are you Reading?

Reading and re-reading The Land of Stories

A few years ago I started hearing about the book The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. The book sounded perfect for me - fairy tales, adventure, and strong young characters. I was quickly sucked into the story and when J heard me listening to the audiobook version of book 2, she heard the names … Continue reading Reading and re-reading The Land of Stories

Re-imagining Rumpelstiltskin

We are a fairy tale loving family. From picture book classics to the original Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson collections and now on to modern turns and twists, there is a comforting enticement in fairy tales. A current favorite in our household is Rumpelstiltskin. A few weeks ago, J brought home a book from her … Continue reading Re-imagining Rumpelstiltskin

kids and audiobooks

This is a slight deviation from my normal type of blog post, but well worth it. I have recently been reminded just how amazing audiobooks are for kids. When J was younger, she liked to listen to audiobooks, memorize the stories, then "read" them herself. Then for many years, we didn't listen to them at … Continue reading kids and audiobooks

encouraging new books

Children are creatures of habit. They find something that they like and they stick with it. When J was really little, it was Dora everything. When she first found the Magic Treehouse and Rainbow Magic series, we went through them as if there were no other books out there.  E, my 3 year old, is currently … Continue reading encouraging new books